Legal Opportunities #1: Speed

‘It’s almost impossible as a consumer to be able to differentiate one law firm from another. I can’t tell you the number of websites I’ve looked at which describe the firm as “modern with traditional values, forward-thinking with a focus on customer service…” .’ That sort of stock phase was ‘repeated ad infinitum’. ‘If you’re […]

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Legal Services 2020

How will the legal services market look in 10 years time? I’m placing my bets now: Four or five big players dominating the retail market. Some will have a high street presence. Some will be virtual-only operations, serving clients via the Internet and telephone. Most will provide 24-hour service, and there will be an almost […]

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Who Will Save Us?

Who will save book publishing? What will save the newspapers? What means ‘save’? If by save you mean, "what will keep things just as they are?" then the answer is nothing will. It’s over. We need to get past this idea of saving, because the status quo is leaving the building, and quickly. Not just […]

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What does Knowledge Management mean to your firm?

Knowledge Management for me should be about enabling employees to make better, more informed decisions, more quickly. What that means specifically will depend on how it is applied to your business, but for example could mean things like: Faster response times to client queries Lower skilled/paid staff are able to answer simple client queries freeing […]

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First Impressions from Legal IT Show 2010

Just back from Legal IT Show 2010… Here are my first impressions: Number of stands down around 30-40% on last year. Visitor numbers seemed low. I think there were more staff on the stands than visitors walking around the exhibition space for most of the day. Where were the thought leaders? Conference sessions/keynotes were simply […]

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Legal IT Show Tweetup

If you tweet, are interested in Legal technology, and are in London on Wed 10 February, come and join the Legal IT Show Tweetup. We’re hosting an informal gathering of tweeters starting from 5pm at The Elk in The Woods, right opposite the show venue. (And you don’t need to be coming to the show […]

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Web Favourites Jan 29 2010

This post is part of a weekly/bi-weekly roundup of things that I read and found interesting. There won’t be a lot of comment from me, but hopefully you will find the links useful. Enjoy! Interesting stuff I came across this week: Tesco Law V Brand Solicitor – “Law firms need to be thinking about the […]

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Office 2010 System Requirements

Minimum CPU and  RAM requirements are unchanged from Office 2007, but the footprint of most Office applications have gotten larger. Most standalone application disk-space requirements have gone up by 0.5 GB and the suites have increased by 1.0 or 1.5 GB. So in short, if your PC can run Office 2007, it will be able […]

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